Online Recruitment

Though we may be kept isolating at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t begin recruitment for the upcoming season. Many of our current members heard about our team thanks to past recruitment at summer engineering camps, and we’re continuing to connect with potential new members this summer over Zoom. We’ve …

Project Avatar

For a while now, our team has included members from all over Alaska. We even have a member in Mexico! We are currently working on a project to help our virtual members interact even more with the team. We call it Project Avatar.  Project Avatar is a robot to act …

Operation Lego Redistribution

Operation Lego Redistribution (OLR) is a new outreach project we started. It centers around the field components that are used at the State FLL Competition each year, then left in storage. OLR is a project that takes all of these components and sends them out to volunteers. These volunteers will …

FLL State Championship

This past Saturday, we volunteered at the FLL State Championship. On Friday, some of us helped set up, then the next day 25 of us (over 20% of the volunteer force) worked as FLL and Jr FLL judges, scorekeepers, referees, and videographers to keep the meet running smoothly. It was …

FLL Qualifiers

On the 7th and 14th of December we volunteered at the FLL Qualifiers in Anchorage at Begich middle school. It was a fantastic success, with about thirty teams showing up over the two qualifiers. The qualifiers start each of the competing teams going through Project Judging, where they display their …

UAA STEM Day

Our team was ecstatic to be able to be apart of the University of Anchorage Alaska STEM day! We had a booth where we explained to the kids about Riley Robot (our children’s books) and our robot that competed in Houston. However, not many people came because we were working …

FTC Kickoff

As the only FRC team in Alaska, we often work to host and help with outreach events, often involving our youngers and other FIRST programs. Recently, we hosted the Anchorage FTC Kickoff. We streamed the official FIRST kickoff stream, before having team introductions and icebreakers. We then showed the teams …

Science Pub

In Anchorage, we have a rich scientific community, which manifests itself in several ways, including a recurring event that caters to the scientifically minded called Science Pubs. At these events, those who are scientists by trade or by interest come together at the 49th State Brewery to talk of new …